Another “Game of Thrones” alum will play a role in the upcoming “Justice League” film. Michael McElhatton, who portrays Roose Bolton on the show, will appear during the movie’s opening scene.
While McElhatton didn’t go into much detail about his upcoming part, he did share some information about his scene after explaining how the finished film might differ from the trailer. “Look, it’s so hard to know, they shoot so much stuff, but I think there’s probably going to be a lot more humor in it. I think that’ll probably be the main difference compared to the previous one… I found the scene I did — which at the moment I can say is a big kind of opening scene — was pretty dark in its tone, but in a good way,” the 53-year-old actor told Red Carpet News TV. “I quite liked that. It wasn’t comic-booky, but I think you can thread a certain amount of humor through it, which maybe the previous one was lacking.”
Currently, it’s rumored that “Justice League’s” opening scene will depict a battle over three Mother Boxes between the forces of Apokolips and an army comprised of Atlanteans, Amazonians, and humans, with Thanagarians possibly playing a role.
McElhatton also had positive things to say about his experience filming the role and about Zack Snyder, the film’s director. “He just lives those comic books; he absolutely adores them,” the actor said. “He’s an aficionado, which I’m not at all. He does have his style, his slo-mo style, and he knows exactly what he wants, and yet he’s amazingly loose and open to suggestions from actors and lines thrown in for something that is such a giant machine that you would have thought was locked off with exacts. But there was an enormous amount of freedom with it I thought, so we shall see.”
McElhatton isn’t the only “Game of Thrones” alum in the film. Ciarán Hinds, who played Mance Rayder on the show, will be playing Steppenwolf, leader of the Apokolips military, in “Justice League.” While many details about the upcoming film are still unknown, the official summary of the movie reads:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash — it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Arriving Nov. 17, 2017, “Justice League” also stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Jesse Eisenberg, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe and Amber Heard.